The Adventures of Bear

A blog where you can find learning activities, preschooler art appreciation and Montessori activities for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

What do you think are the greatest advantages of homeschooling?

What advice would you give to a mom who is considering homeschooling her child?

What's one homeschooling challenge you've faced, and what solutions did you find?

What's a good way to motivate and support children who are struggling to learn a certain school subject?


Find something the child loves and use that to inspire him or her. For example, I once had a student who wasn't keen on writing assignments, but once I let him incorporate football into assignments, he begin to enjoy it. For things like math - turn a skill with which they need practice into a game. This almost always works. A third thing that works well with my particular children is to make up songs (or use already available songs) to help them learn what they need to learn. Skip counting songs, for example, or songs to learn the presidents or the states and capitals.
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